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Walter Parr Ferris   20thC
DHRG No. 102633
Owner of a Chemist Shop in St Georges Square & later in the Butterwalk. Memories of wartime Dartmouth, the Britannia Royal Naval College and the American Forces. D-Day preparations, the River, Castle Hotel meetings, Free French, air raids, bombs on Dartmouth and damage to Higherside flats and the Cherub. Bombs and damage to Philips Shipbuilders, Kingswear & Yacht Hotel; Home Guard and the Drill Hall Clarence Hill. Bomb damage to Duke Street & the Butterwalk, plans for demolition & restoration with the Jesse Room.